Peanut Butter Millionaire's Shortbread
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Serves: 16 squares
 
Millionaire's shortbread with an added peanut twist. The addition of salty peanut butter to the chocolate topping of these addictive little squares balances the sweetness beautifully. The perfect tea time treat.
Ingredients
  • For the shortbread
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g plain flour, sifted
  • 50g corn flour, sifted
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • pinch sea salt
  • For the caramel
  • 140g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 397 tin condensed milk
  • 140g unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • For the chocolate topping
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 50g milk chocolate
  • 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
Instructions
  1. To make the shortbread, lightly grease a 20cm square tin and line with baking parchment. Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor, making sure not to overwork, then press into the tin. Prick with a fork then chill for one hour, before baking at 180C/160C fan for 35 - 40 minutes, until pale gold. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  2. To make the caramel, melt all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Simmer, stirring regularly, for 5 - 6 minutes until thickened then pour over the shortbread base. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.
  3. To make the topping, melt the dark chocolate then pour over the caramel. Melt the milk chocolate and peanut butter together, then drizzle over the top. Refrigerate for a further hour until set then cut into squares.
  4. Will keep for several days in an airtight container.
Recipe by thelittleloaf at https://www.thelittleloaf.com/2018/08/20/peanut-butter-millionaires-shortbread/